Industry News

IT spend picks up in second half

A Barclays survey of 100 US and European CIOs says nearly half (46%) expect their company's IT spending to rise in 1H14, with 20% expecting it to drop, and 34% expecting no change.

Ericsson M&A boss to go

Douglas Gilstrap, Senior Vice President and Global Head of Strategy, will resign from his role with Ericsson, effective August 1, 2014, and leave Ericsson's Executive Leadership Team.

Moscow datacentre meets top IBM standard

Russian datacentre company Ixcellerate's Moscow One Datacentre has been certified for design, build and operation accreditation to IBM Resilience Level 3. The carrier-neutral datacentre is claimed to be the first in Russia to receive this accreditation.

Allot broadens appeal with Wick Hill

Distributor Wick Hill is aiming to do a lot (!) more business with Allot Communications. Graeme Verroken took over northern European channels at Allot at the start of the year and thinks this channel is the way to reach the more resellers looking for some fairly sophisticated tools.

European PC market is better than expected

As global PC shipments reached just 73.4 million units in the first quarter of 2014, a decline of -4.4% year on year, says IDC, Europe is looking more stable.